City Highlights Private Venice Walking Tour with St Mark’s Access


Private
2 hrs
Rialto Bridge Area
Refundable booking

LivTours’ Private Venice Walking Tour with St Mark’s Access offers you the chance to completely immerse yourself in Italy’s most magical and enchanting floating city with a local expert as your private guide. Explore and learn with us as your all-inclusive key to unlocking the sites and stories behind this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venice is a city so captivating and elaborate that renowned author Italo Calvino dedicated an entire book trying to describe it!  Every step you take reveals a fascinating story of centuries past all carefully woven together. Is it a dream? No! It is Venice!

(Dis)embark on this private walking adventure through the major highlights hidden within this unique city of canals and bridges. From the city’s most ancient church in Campo San Giacometto, to the neighborhood where Marco Polo grew up, and all the seemingly secret corners in between. Bask in the glow of the golden mosaics inside St. Mark’s Basilica with VIP entry. Venice is fun to get lost in with its maze of footpaths and canals.  However, if you want to learn about the fascinating culture, history, art, and architecture behind this thrilling city, this Private Venice Walking Tour is the perfect opportunity to do it!

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  • Explore Venice with a private guide who speaks your language & goes at your pace
  • Avoid long lines with VIP access into Venice's ethereal Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Enjoy a seamless all-inclusive price experience which includes all entrance fees
  • Cross some of the 400 bridges that Venice boasts with a guide navigating you
  • Take a moment to snap a few pictures of the breathtaking view along the way
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Exclusive private Tours and Experiences. Also offered in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swedish and Russian

Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

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Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions


Your LivTours’ Private Venice Walking Tour with Saint Mark’s Access begins in Campo San Giacometto, a charming square, once the heart of Venetian financial and political activity. The square still features clues to its past, along with the oldest church in Venice, built-in 421 A.C.  Learn the story behind its builder and its incredible survival through the centuries.  Stroll through the daily market alongside the Grand Canal where locals still grab their seasonal vegetables and fresh seafood.

Continue around the corner to the spectacular Ponte Rialto bridge.  Built-in 1250, originally out of wood, its unique architectural design allowed tall ships to pass underneath as they carried food into the city for the markets. Grand, imposing, and a perfect photo opportunity for stunning views of the city.

At Campo San Bartolomeo observe firsthand that Venice was an important center for  Renaissance art. Your guide will take you inside San Giovanni Crisostomo, a small church that features beautiful Renaissance artworks such as the altar by Giovanni Bellini.  Learn about the Republic of Venice’s rich history as you study the 15th-century Equestrian statue of General Bartolomeo in Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo.  Sculpted in the 15th century by Verocchio, your guide tells the story of Bartolomeo’s contributions to Venice during its golden years.  Onward through Venice’s characteristic labyrinth of small walkways, footbridges, and hidden corners, you will discover areas such as Campo Santa Maria Formosa – a unique zone boasting 11 bridges and countless other architectural marvels.

Your walking adventure will culminate in discovering the heart of Venice: St. Mark’s Square. Admire the Square with its mix of Italo-Byzantine and Gothic art and architecture before entering the absolutely stunning Cathedral of St. Mark.  Your private tour includes VIP entry, allowing you to skip any lines and go directly inside.  The interior of St. Mark’s is intricate, simultaneously powerful and delicate, with brilliant golden mosaics, bronze statues, priceless relics, and vivid marble.

Your Private walking tour experience will leave you with a new appreciation and understanding of the history, culture, art, and religion that made Venice the vibrant and fascinating city that it is today.

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  • Ponte Rialto
  • Fish Market
  • Campo San Giacometto
  • Campo San Bartolomeo
  • The Hospital
  • Various Churches and famous Campi
  • Saint Mark's Square
  • Saint Mark's Basilica
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  • Please note that tour starting times are subject to change based on ticket availability
  • Places of worship have strict dress code requirements for entry. All participants are required to have shoulders and knees covered (no tank tops or short dresses) to enter.
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LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.

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When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.

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Make your day even more unique and comfortable by upgrading your tour with a customizable LivTours optional add on!

Select your Mask Making Workshop
Led by the incredible original carnival artisans in a laboratory in Venice, learn hands-on the amazing and ancient technique of Mask making. Please note, the workshop is located thirty minutes walking from St. Mark's. Your guide will escort you to the workshop, unless you conclude with a Gondola ride, in which case you will need to navigate yourself.
180 €
Guide Pickup from Central Hotel (Transport Excluded)
Have your guide pick you up directly from your centrally located hotel's lobby and walk with you to the tour's starting point. Guaranteed stress-free. Please note, this add-on does not include transportation costs if / when required.
65 €
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  • Walking Tour in Venice

    We took a private tour with Marie-Therese. She was friendly, informative and patient with our questions. She was very knowledgeable and able to answer our questions. Everything ran on time and at our pace. We really enjoyed the tour and would book again if we ever return to Venice.

    - Abigail
  • Fascinating Venice!

    Our guide Sara gave us an entertaining and interesting tour packed with local knowledge and history. I would highly recommend this tour as a flavour of Venetian life, culture and history. Thank you Sara!

    - Annika
  • Venice was never better

    The tour with Beatrice was very very interesting. She made it perfect and she knows so many special things. And she is a perfect guide!!! We will recomand you to all our friends going to Venice! Thank you very much!

    - Eva and Silvia
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By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.

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